Gov't chief whip urges Nalin Kateel to convene MLAs meeting ahead of Assembly session

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December 2, 2020

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Bengaluru, Dec 2: Government Chief Whip and legislator V Sunil Kumar on Wednesday asked BJP State President Nalin Kumar Kateel to immediately convene a meeting of MLAs to put an end to leaders making statements to each other in public.

In a letter to Kateel, Kumar has expressed concern over Ministers, legislators and party leaders making public statements over the delayed Cabinet expansion and nominations to various state-run Boards and Corporations.

Kumar urged Kateel to convene a meeting of MLAs so that they can express their views on a party forum. "These public remarks (by ministers and MLAs) have hurt thousands of party workers and well-wishers, who are working under a common ideology,” Kumar, who represents Karkala and is said to be a ministerial aspirant.

Without discriminating between natives and migrants, they must be made to remember the disciplinary framework of the party. I am confident that you will do that immediately," Kumar wrote to Kateel.

The Karkala MLA said that legislators like himself had to express their views on these developments within the party forum. "We would like to share our views regarding developments under the current BJP government, its decisions and activities within the party. The suggestions we offer will help in further strengthening the party and ensuring more efficient administration by the state government," he added.

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January 13,2021

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Bengaluru, Jan 13: As Karnataka Chief Minster BS Yediyurappa expands his 17-month old cabinet, seven ministers took oath today; at least three of them are the Chief Minister's loyalists.

Three MLCs M T B Nagaraj, R Shankar, C P Yogeeshwar and four MLAs Umesh Katti (Hukkeri), Arvind Limbavali (Mahadevapura), Murugesh Nirani(Bilgi), S Angara (Sullia) are the seven ministers who were sworn in to the state cabinet. 

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered them the oath of office and secrecy at the Glass House of Raj Bhavan at around 4 PM.

With 27 members, seven posts were earlier vacant in the cabinet. However, Excise Minister H Nagesh was today dropped from the post. 

"We have kept one post vacant, and (regarding) Nagesh...I will discuss with him and try to convince," the 77-year-old Chief Minister today said. 

At least three of the seven new ministers -  Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali and Murugesh Nirani - are seen as BS Yeddiyurappa loyalists. 

MTB Nagaraj and CP Yogeshwar were earlier with the Congress and R Shankar was an independent who was made a minister in the Congress-JDS coalition government just before it fell last year.

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January 11,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 11: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said the much-awaited expansion or reshuffle of his cabinet will take place on January 13 or 14, and BJP National President J P Nadda will be invited for the swearing-in.

Though the Chief Minister indicated that seven new faces will be inducted, he did not make it clear whether it will be cabinet expansion or reshuffle.

"On January 13 or 14 according to convenience of our national President J P Nadda and Karnataka in-charge (general secretary Arun Singh), by inviting them, swearing in ceremony will be organised," Yediyurappa said.

Speaking to reporters here after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his death anniversary, he said, about seven members will be inducted.

Asked whether it will be cabinet expansion or reshuffle, he said, "let's see, you will get to know."

Yediyurappa on Sunday had held discussions with Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi about the cabinet exercise.

On returning from New Delhi late on Sunday, the Chief Minister had said that seven members will be inducted on January 13 afternoon, and that he will finalise the names on Monday after discussions.

Yediyurappa has been waiting for some time now to carry out the cabinet exercise, as he was asked by the BJP president during their meeting in New Delhi on November 18, to wait for the clearance from the central leadership.

The cabinet expansion or reshuffle is expected to be a tightrope walk for the Chief Minister, considering that there are too many aspirants, from the party old guard to Congress- JD(S) rebels who are now BJP legislators.

While several of the old guards like Umesh Katti (eight-time MLA) and Arvind Limbavali are waiting for a chance to be inducted into the Ministry, Congress-JD(S) rebels like Munirathna, R Shankar and M T B Nagaraj, who helped the BJP come to power and are now party legislators, are also aspiring for slots.

While Munirathna is now BJP MLA from RR Nagar, Shankar and Nagaraj are MLCs.

Yediyurappa had recently also indicated that MLC C P Yogeshwar, who is said to have played a key role by managing Congress-JD(S) rebel MLAs, during the political turmoil in the state in 2019, that eventually led to BJP to come to power, will be inducted into the Ministry.

The cabinet currently has 27 members, and seven berths are still vacant. 

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January 7,2021

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Hubbbali, Jan 7: Former Karnataka Minister and Senior member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, Mr. Basavaraj Horatti of the JDS cautioned on Thursday that without the support of his party, no candidate can become the Chairman of the upper house.

Speaking to newsmen here, Mr Horatti said that he was of the opinion that there is a consensus among leaders of the three major parties, the JDS, the Congress and the BJP to make him the chairman as he is one of the senior most and experienced member of the house. He said there was no need for any formal alliance between his party and the BJP to support him.

Referring to the recent unpleasant incidents at the Legislative council where the Deputy chairman Dharme Gowda was physically pulled out of his chair by some members of the house which ultimately led to the alleged suicidal death of Mr. Gowda, Mr. Horatti suggested that the senior leaders of all the three parties must sit together and decide to ensure that such incidents never occur again.

He, however, confirmed that his party had indeed supported the No confidence motion against the incumbent speaker who belonged to the Congress party.

He said that he was proud to say that Karnataka Legislative Council was known as one of the upper houses which have done good work for the welfare of their respective states in the country.

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